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Amar Singh (Born - 4 Dec 1910) an exciting all-round Indian cricketer who washed out the mighty Australian side in 1938

by sportifnews Desk Dec 05, 2020 • 08:08 PM Views 285
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Amar Singh was India's first all-round cricketer but loved playing in England. He was a Right-hand batsman and Right-arm fast-medium bowler.

 

Due to his interest of playing in London, he got entry into Lancashire League and was instrumental in washing away the mighty Australian batting team in 1938.

 

In Wally Hammond's words - “His balls came off the pitch like the crack of doom”

 

In 1932, when Amar Singh was playing in England (Epochal tour) he captured 111 wickets and scored 641 runs, with two 100s and three 50s (what an all-rounder!!)

 

He joined the Colne club in 1935 and scored over 3,500 runs and picked up 437 wickets for Colne. He played with them up to the last season (just before the 2nd world war)

 

The best cricketing of Amar Singh was in 1937-38. Playing for Colne, in one test series against Australia, he scored 718 runs and captured 84 wickets.

 

Born in Rajkot, Gujarat, he played 7 tests scoring 292 runs (Avg 22.46) and took 28 wickets (Avg: 30.64). In 92 first-class matches Amar Singh played, he scored 3,344 runs (Avg: 24.23) and took 506 wickets (Avg: 18.35)

 

People in India know him for an amazing cricket played for the Indian team and only few heard about his feat playing in London.

 

He died at the age of 29 due to typhoid.